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Ottawa, 13 June 2013

Mr. Gary Birch
Executive Director
Neil Squire Society
Suite 220 – 2250 Boundary Road
Burnaby, BC V5M 3Z3

By email:

Re: Request for extension – Bell Canada and TELUS Part 1 Applications for use of Deferral Account funds to improve access to telecommunications services for persons with disabilities

Dear Mr. Birch:
We are writing in response to your request dated 21 May 2013 to extend the deadline by
60 days (29 July 2013) for the filing of comments with the Commission for the below applications:

You stated in your letter that the additional time is required in order for the Neil Squire Society (NSS) to properly review the two applications given the complexity of the applications; the interrelationship of some the key issues between both applications; the limited availability of key resources of experience and expertise to respond to two applications at the same time; and difficulties in following the layout of the Bell Canada application.
Your letter also stated that NSS is a key Canadian subject-matter expert in the area of accessibility of telecommunications devices and services for Canadians with disabilities, and has over 30 years of experience in developing assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Commission staff considers your request for extension to be reasonable given the public interest in establishing as complete a record as possible for both of these applications. Thus staff grants your request for a 60-day extension. A revised schedule will be published shortly.



Nanao Kachi
Directeur | Director
Politique sociale et des consommateurs | Social and Consumer Policy
Consommation et politiques stratégiques | Consumer Affairs and Strategic Policy
819- 997-4700.

c.c. Mr. Bill Abbott,;
Mr. Ted Woodhead,;

Dist List:

Canadian Association of the Deaf; Ontario College of Art and Design, Treviranus,; ARCH;; Council of Canadians with Disabilities,; Council of Canadians with Disabilities,; Independent Living Canada,; Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB),; Canadian Council of the Blind,; Ottawa Deaf Centre,; Ontario Association of the Deaf,; The Canadian Hearing Society,; Canadian Association for Community Living,; Centre québécois de la déficience auditive,; Public Interest Law Centre,; Disability and Information Technologies (Dis-IT),;; Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians/L'Alliance pour l'égalité des aveugles canadiens,;; Neil Squire; Society,; Chris Stark,;; Clayton Zekelman, clayton@MNSi.Net; Ms. Denise Sayer,; Mr. David Lepofsky; Beverley Milligan, Media Access Canada,; Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec,

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